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5 money-making skills that don’t take long

5 money-making skills that don’t take long

Some certifications only take months of classroom work BY VALENCIA HIGUERA GOBANKINGRATES.COM/TNS Learning a new business skill is an excellent way to break into an industry, make yourself more attractive to employers, or earn more money and responsibility in your current career. But between work, family and life, the thought of spending years in a […]

The best credit cards for building credit

The best credit cards for building credit

BY LESLIE MCFADDEN BANKRATE.COM/TNS It’s not always easy to get a credit card if you have little or no credit history. But it is possible. You’ll likely have to get a card that is priced for higher-risk consumers. Cards in this credit category tend to have lower credit limits, high interest rates and even annual […]

How to get your  vehicle ready for  summer road trip

How to get your vehicle ready for summer road trip

BY PATRICK CLARKE TRAVELPULSE/TNS Nearly 75 percent of Americans plan to take a road trip at some point this year, with many of those travelers hitting the highway this summer. No matter the destination or the route you take to get there, a successful trip is contingent on having a dependable vehicle. With some help […]

How to choose the right look for any occasion

How to choose the right look for any occasion

BY DELANEY GEORGE DATA NEWS WEEKLY/ NNPA NEWS SERVICE Fashion is not just the clothes, the hair, the shoes or the accessories. Fashion is every little element combined that makes “the look.” Makeup is one of those crucial elements that can make or break your desired look. While going natural is acceptable, a little makeup […]

Ruffles return – but keep them simple

Ruffles return – but keep them simple

BY ELIZABETH WELLINGTON PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE They’re baaaack. But you won’t find them in a lacy frenzy. Their flounce is simple this spring: We are talking one layer — two layers, tops. Ruffles, fashion’s wavy extra, add trademark feminine flair to unsuspecting silky blouses, the bottom of cropped jackets, and along the hemline […]

10 who counted

10 who counted

From politics to exploration, Leonard Pitts Jr., profiles 10 influential African-Americans you might not have heard of Sometimes, history forgets. Sometimes, the big names everyone knows crowd out the smaller ones fewer people recall. Sometimes, when it is time to apportion honor and assign recognition, men and women who ought to be singled out are […]

How to protect yourself from Medicare fraud

How to protect yourself from Medicare fraud

FAMILY FEATURES Every day, Medicare fraud affects people with Medicare and their families across the U.S. – regardless of background – robbing them of hard-earned money and peace of mind. Scammers know the ins and outs of the Medicare system and their attempts can be well thought-out enough that it’s not always easy to know […]

Cheaper fares: Does the day you buy matter?

Cheaper fares: Does the day you buy matter?

BY LINDA LOYD PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER/TNS Travelers everywhere would like a magic potion to predict the best time to buy an airline ticket to get a good deal at the lowest price. Although seasoned travel advisers say there is no perfect moment to book an airfare, a recent study by Expedia Inc. and Airlines Reporting Corp., […]

Face your financial fears

Face your financial fears

Take action to save for retirement From Family Features Retirement is supposed to be a reward for decades of hard work, but if you haven’t planned well, the milestone may be a dark cloud on your horizon. In fact, new data shows that nearly 50 percent of Americans are most afraid of outliving their income […]

Mother of seven turns life around at McDonald’s

Mother of seven turns life around at McDonald’s

Single mom works her way up to general manager BY STACY M. BROWN NNPA NEWSWIRE Ten years ago, Cameo Faust, a single mother of seven was working at an Atlanta-area McDonald’s, struggling to make ends meet and highly motivated to make a better life for herself and her family. Now, she’s the general manager, who […]

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